Cartoon illustration of man wearing shirt, tie and vest with cigar in mouth, one hand on hip and the other outstretched on a yellow background.
The Chicago Herald and Examiner was founded in 1902 as the Chicago Morning American, then was renamed in 1907 as the Chicago Herald. It was renamed again when it merged with another paper to become the Chicago Herald-Examiner.
In 1926, the phrase “meet me in” appeared in the newspaper to address a previously published editorial about the male image being presented as effeminate in the paper’s rival, The Chicago Tribune. Author Valentino addressed the slander in the Chicago Herald-Examiner and the anonymous author’s attack of male ancestry and manhood. Valentino suggested the author “meet me in the boxing or wrestling arena to prove…which of us is more a man.”
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